The Mighty One: With a beacon of hope rising above the waves of darkness……

The Mighty One - Torch Of Rock And Roll

Canadian heavy rock and metal steamroller The Mighty One released their new album Torch Of Rock And Roll and here are a taster named Coming On,

Although it’s a brutally straightforward and honest album, it’s The Mighty One’s most complex and refined output to date. Reflecting a life dedicated to heavy music, with all the ups and downs, the awe-inspiring moments, the power trips, and the heartbreaking losses that such a commitment entails, it already has the charge for a dramatic rock and metal opera.

But keeping most of the songs and the tone-setting finale in 2020, leaving us like beaten animals in their cages, vacillating between depression and the will to just break out and follow our fucking goals once again and forever, made all the difference because there was clearly no room for clichés here. What began with a bleak setting quickly begins to excite with the revelation of the hope and purpose that resides – seen or unseen – somewhere within each of us.

This is the third album forged by hard rock/metal titans from Vancouver, Canada during the COVID 19 pandemic.

A legacy approach was taken in it’s creation, as not only does it include songs that tell the story of deep motivation and purpose that burns within, but it tells the story of how the flame was lit.

Though many of the songs were written recently, there are also songs included here that were created in the pre-grunge era.

Specific equipment, and some of the original players from that time, were employed on the record to truly capture the raw rock authenticity that was experienced then.

The past and present have intersected.

This record is an auto biography of sorts and a tribute to those that have been lost…then and now.

The grand, epic approach to songwriting of a simpler time has intersected with a yearning hunger for music to truly believe in during this complicated and tumultuous moment in history.

Torch Of Rock And Roll burns brighter than ever before. A beacon of hope rising above the waves of darkness.


Tim Steinruck, vocals and guitar

Bob Wagner, drums

Gustavo Valderrama, bass

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Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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